Human Resources


Janice Lingle, Coordinator of Human Resource

201 Crosby St.
Mansfield, LA 71052

318-872-2836 Ext 5


It is our belief that a teacher will never be paid what they are WORTH!  DeSoto currently has one of the highest teacher salaries in the state. 

  • Starting salary for a teacher with zero experience and a Bachelor’s degree:  $51,500

  • TAP Payout average is approximately: $2,000 

  • Incentives for working at High Need Schools: $1,000

  • Incentives for Certified Math Teachers: $10,000 possible                                                                 


DeSoto pays:

  • 80% of the employee’s health insurance premium, which includes vision.

  • 75% of the employee dental

  • $50,000 life insurance benefit


  • Earn up to $15000.00 as a resident teacher!

  • Resident, when offered a position, will be placed on step one of the salary schedule due to the one year in the classroom

Teach DeSoto


TAP/ Teacher Support

DeSoto is committed to the development of “Highly Effective” Teachers.  We believe in teacher support because when a teacher is employed with us we want them to be successful!

DeSoto is a TAP (The System for Teacher and Student Advancement) District.   Our ultimate goal is to raise student achievement; TAP provides the SUPPORT structures with incentives that are designed to maximize the teacher’s effectiveness. Teachers experience ongoing training with in-depth concrete models, which assist the teacher in the areas of refinement and reinforcement. 

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